The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 74 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing HP 87 99 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.38% 2.62% 3.59%
As % of the Vendors category 5.23% 5.98% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 68
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £237 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+31.42% +13.82%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1662 1656 1323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.42% 43.84% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 858 681
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 97 91
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 40 £360 +3.59% 14
Lancashire -7 18 £400 -5.88%
Cheshire -3 17 £405 +11.26% 4
Merseyside -3 10 £400 +35.59% 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP.

1 71 (35.68%) Windows
2 67 (33.67%) VMware
3 58 (29.15%) Active Directory
4 50 (25.13%) Citrix
5 47 (23.62%) Windows Server
6 43 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (19.60%) Microsoft
9 35 (17.59%) Data Centre
10 33 (16.58%) Migration
11 32 (16.08%) SQL
12 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (15.08%) Finance
12 30 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (14.57%) Cisco
14 27 (13.57%) ITIL
14 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
15 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
15 26 (13.07%) SAN
15 26 (13.07%) Project Management
16 25 (12.56%) Linux
16 25 (12.56%) Security Cleared
17 24 (12.06%) IBM
18 23 (11.56%) Oracle
19 21 (10.55%) Java
19 21 (10.55%) MS Excel
20 20 (10.05%) Microsoft App-V
20 20 (10.05%) JIRA
21 19 (9.55%) Test Scripting

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.03%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.52%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.52%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.02%) Drupal
4 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.52%) IIS
5 6 (3.02%) JBoss
5 6 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.51%) Confluence
7 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.01%) Apache
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.01%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.01%) Liferay
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.01%) SAS
8 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.55%) MS Office
3 4 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.51%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.52%) IaaS
1 7 (3.52%) Office 365
2 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.02%) PaaS
3 4 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.01%) SoftLayer
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.07%) SAN
2 19 (9.55%) DHCP
2 19 (9.55%) DNS
3 16 (8.04%) Firewall
4 13 (6.53%) NetScaler
5 12 (6.03%) LAN
5 12 (6.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.03%) Internet
6 10 (5.03%) WAN
7 9 (4.52%) Wireless
8 8 (4.02%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (3.52%) HTTP
9 7 (3.52%) iSCSI
9 7 (3.52%) VoIP
10 6 (3.02%) VLAN
11 5 (2.51%) FTP
12 4 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.01%) FWSM
12 4 (2.01%) IP Telephony
12 4 (2.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) DB2
2 4 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.01%) MS Access
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) Informix
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (10.05%) JIRA
2 13 (6.53%) Selenium
3 11 (5.53%) HP UFT
3 11 (5.53%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.03%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.52%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.02%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.01%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.51%) Introscope
9 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.01%) Toad
10 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.50%) CaliberRM
10 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
10 1 (0.50%) Mockito
10 1 (0.50%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.50%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (15.08%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.52%) Banking
4 8 (4.02%) Retail
5 7 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.51%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (14.57%) Analyst
2 26 (13.07%) Architect
3 19 (9.55%) Consultant
4 16 (8.04%) Citrix Specialist
4 16 (8.04%) Test Analyst
5 11 (5.53%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (5.53%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.53%) Support Engineer
5 11 (5.53%) Test Manager
6 8 (4.02%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (4.02%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (3.52%) Administrator
7 7 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.52%) Test Leader
7 7 (3.52%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (3.02%) Citrix Expert
8 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.53%) XML
2 10 (5.03%) Middleware
3 9 (4.52%) SOAP
4 4 (2.01%) REST
4 4 (2.01%) Web Services
4 4 (2.01%) XSD
5 2 (1.01%) EDI
5 2 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.01%) WAP
5 2 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.01%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.50%) .NET
6 1 (0.50%) CSS
6 1 (0.50%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) J2EE
6 1 (0.50%) JDBC
6 1 (0.50%) Servlets
6 1 (0.50%) Spring
6 1 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.04%) Fat Client
2 16 (8.04%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.53%) Clustering
4 10 (5.03%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.52%) Life Science
8 6 (3.02%) Smart Meter
8 6 (3.02%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.01%) FMCG
9 4 (2.01%) HP Storage
9 4 (2.01%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.51%) PKI
10 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.01%) PMI
11 2 (1.01%) Psychology
11 2 (1.01%) Replication
11 2 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (35.68%) Windows
2 47 (23.62%) Windows Server
3 43 (21.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (12.56%) Linux
7 19 (9.55%) Unix
8 18 (9.05%) Solaris
9 16 (8.04%) AIX
10 12 (6.03%) HPUX
10 12 (6.03%) Windows 7
11 10 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (3.02%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.51%) VME
13 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.01%) SUSE
14 2 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.50%) Android
15 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.58%) Migration
2 27 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.57%) ITIL
3 26 (13.07%) Project Management
4 19 (9.55%) Service Management
4 19 (9.55%) Test Scripting
5 17 (8.54%) Application Packaging
6 14 (7.04%) Test Management
7 13 (6.53%) Defect Management
7 13 (6.53%) Waterfall
8 11 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (5.53%) ITSM
8 11 (5.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 11 (5.53%) TDD
9 10 (5.03%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.03%) Functional Testing
9 10 (5.03%) Risk Management
9 10 (5.03%) V-Model
10 9 (4.52%) BDD
10 9 (4.52%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.08%) SQL
2 21 (10.55%) Java
3 18 (9.05%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.03%) PL/SQL
5 10 (5.03%) C#
6 9 (4.52%) Ruby
7 8 (4.02%) C
8 3 (1.51%) COBOL
8 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.51%) VB
9 2 (1.01%) PHP
9 2 (1.01%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.50%) C++
10 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (8.04%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.04%) CCNA
4 14 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.03%) MCSE
6 11 (5.53%) Degree
7 9 (4.52%) MCSA
8 7 (3.52%) MCP
9 6 (3.02%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.02%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.51%) CCIE
10 5 (2.51%) CCNP
10 5 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.01%) PMP
11 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.51%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) SLA
3 4 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 58 (29.15%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (9.05%) XenApp
5 15 (7.54%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (3.52%) vSphere
8 6 (3.02%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (2.51%) Xen
10 4 (2.01%) Firmware
10 4 (2.01%) NFS
11 3 (1.51%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.51%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.01%) Brightmail
12 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.01%) XenServer
13 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (7.54%) SCCM
3 8 (4.02%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.02%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.02%) SCOM
4 6 (3.02%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.51%) Puppet
6 4 (2.01%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.01%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.51%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.51%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.51%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.01%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.01%) DameWare
8 2 (1.01%) Nagios
8 2 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.01%) OpenView
8 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (33.67%) VMware
2 50 (25.13%) Citrix
3 39 (19.60%) Microsoft
4 29 (14.57%) Cisco
5 24 (12.06%) IBM
6 23 (11.56%) Oracle
7 17 (8.54%) AppSense
8 15 (7.54%) Wyse
9 13 (6.53%) Dell
10 11 (5.53%) SAP
11 10 (5.03%) NetApp
11 10 (5.03%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.52%) Apple
13 6 (3.02%) EMC
13 6 (3.02%) Samsung
13 6 (3.02%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.02%) Verint
14 5 (2.51%) Sun
14 5 (2.51%) Symantec
15 4 (2.01%) BT
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